If You Expect Your EHR to Automatically Integrate with Your ASP, Guess Again

The era of mandatory antimicrobial stewardship for hospitals and nursing homes is now upon us. The Joint Commission’s, “New Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard: Applicable to Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals” and, “New Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard: Applicable to Nursing Care Centers”1 went into effect as of January 1, 2017. Although many facilities are playing catch-up and are …

Exclusive AMR Series, Part 1: The Antibiotic Resistance Riddle Why Did the Incidence of Bacterial Infections Increase, While the Rate of Antibiotic Use Remained the Same?

bioMerieux Connection sat down with Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist, for a wide-ranging conversation about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Dr. Pogue is Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases, Sinai-Grace Hospital; Detroit Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His research interests focus on epidemiology and …

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